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Timmons Brothers A Look Back at the First Album They Purchased

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We take different trails to discovering music from multiple sources, which includes TV shows, movies, and radio. However, for many it is a purchase of a hit single in various formats (45 RPM record/ cassette single, CD single), which is true for the Timmons Brothers only to be overridden by the purchase of a record album as young lads in the summer of 1966. As a testament to the number of times they listened to this album, the diameter of the center hole of the 33and1/3 LP would expand in size as it rotated around the spindle to the point the album had to be retired from play. Although this album is personally held in high esteem by the Timmons Brothers, its influential credibility has been enhanced over the years by having the likes of David Bowie and The Who cover a song from the album and being included in such publications as 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die and Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time thanks to a hit song ranked number 400. The record label also recognized this album’s special place upon its release in 1966 when the liner notes on the back cover included the statement, “It may be presumptuous to say that this album is ‘American Rubber Soul,’ but then again, it may not.” Join the Timmons Brothers as they unveil this benchmark album and analyze why it holds such a transformative place in their passion for rock ‘n’ roll history. We hope you feel the urge to let us know the hit single or album that holds a special place for you as listeners.